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How to read Hindi fast

You need only a pen or text editor. Write letters and words many times. You will read and write without subvocalization.

Hindi is written in Devanagari script. Learn Devanagari script with typing and the pronunciation.

Textbooks often use romanization. Practice speed reading with the Latin alphabet.

Learn the grammar with simple sentences. Nouns inflect depending on genders, numbers, and cases. The Copula conjugates depending on tense, gender, person, and number.

Writing training will improve your reading skills. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

Contents
  • Typing
  • Speed Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Pronunciation
  • Writing Training
  • Grammar
  • News
  • Learning Multiple Languages
  • Typing

    Learn the shape of letter and the keyboard layout. Install Hindi keyboard and start a text editor. Maximize the font size.

    Hindi vowel 1letter
    Hindi vowels 2letters
    Hindi vowels 3letters

    Type letters randomly like these images. First, type vowels. Vowels are on the lest hand side. Repeat from 1 letter to 3 letters.

    Learn independent forms later. You should learn vowels with sounds. Learn typing on this training.

    Hindi consonant 1letter
    Hindi consonants 2letter
    Hindi consonants 3letter

    Next, type consonants. Consonants are on the right hand side. Type 1-3 letters.

    Speed Reading

    Learn some short words.

    Write words repeatedly

    Hindi word 1letter
    Hindi word 2letters
    Hindi word 3letters

    Type short letters like these images. Repeat from 1 letter word to 3 letters word. You don't have to type long words.

    This is a training about subvocalization. You will write words without internal speech.

    Write sentences with line breaks

    Hindi sentence

    And write short sentences with line breaks. This is a training about reading multiple lines. You will read lines at once.

    You have to learn words with the pronunciation. Practice writing and speaking alternately.

    Reading Comprehension

    You have to improve your reading comprehension. Read many books and websites. Write many sentences.

    Learn words with romanization. Read word lists and dictionaries. Wiktionary includes romanization, IPA, Urdu spelling, inflection, etymology, etc. Wiktionary has also a Swadesh list and some appendices.

    Read Hindi Wikipedia. The pages have similar structures. Find the word you can read. Read the first sentence of pages.

    Read many pages. Read and watch news. Increase your knowledge and vocabulary.

    Hindi is a Indo-European Language. It has some similarity with English.

    Writing training improves your reading comprehension. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

    Pronunciation

    Learn letters with pronunciation. Use transliteration or transcription. Combine letters, sounds, and IAST or IPA symbols.

    syllable

    Devanagari is an abugida. A letter shows a syllable. Most of letter have a vowel and a consonant. Imagine the structure of syllable.

    Learn vowels and consonants with IPA symbols.

    Google Translate shows sounds and romanization.

    Writing Training

    Writing training will improve your reading ability. Write many sentences.

    sov

    Learn the structure of sentence, clause, and phrase. Hindi has SOV word order.

    Adjectives are placed before the noun. Postpositions are similar to English prepositions.

    relationship

    Imagine some situations and relationships.

    Think about their relationships, positions, purposes, motives, etc.

    Learn grammatical person, case, tense, etc.

    Use various images. Write various sentences.

    Grammar

    Hindi is an Indo-European language. Compare Hindi grammar and English grammar. There are something in common.

    Learn the grammar with simple sentences. Write and speak simple sentences.

    Compare Hindi grammatical cases with English syntax. Compare Hindi postpositions with English prepositions.

    News

    You can read Hindi news on Google News.

    Some news channels are on Youtube.

    Other languages

    Hindi and Urdu are mutually intelligible. But Urdu is written in the Urdu alphabet. It is derived from Arabic and Persian alphabet.

    Hindi and Urdu have vocabulary from Prakrit, Sanskrit, Persian, and Arabic.

    Bengali language and alphabet are similar to Hindi. You can learn them in the same way.